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November 2015 / Books & Pop Culture Consensus in Tech   Interview with Sue GardnerA Quaker Meme Project   Keith HelmuthA Pacifist’s Defense of the Media   Justin LeverettThanksgiving on the IRT   Jeanine M. Dell’OlioBeyond Goodness Sex   Su Penn FJ Books November 2015

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Singular Universal

FJ Poetry: “To write a poem / or to read one / it takes a certain kind / of heart.” […]

The poet lives in Charlottesville, Va.


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Friends Journal Reviewer Survey

Our volunteer reviewers share some of their all‐time favorite books for Quakers.

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Thanksgiving on the IRT

A rushed moment on a New York subway platform is suddenly transformed. 🔒

Jeanine M. Dell’Olio is a professor emerita from the Education Department of Hope College. She is a member of Holland (Mich.) Meeting.


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Feeling Our Way to You

FJ Poetry: “As if blind, we feel / every hour / our way to You.” 🔒

The poet lives in Fox River Grove, Ill.


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Beyond Goodness Sex

A response to Friends school educator Al Vernacchio’s book. 🔒

Su Penn ([email protected]upenn.com) previously spoke to Quakers about sex in a 2014 FGC Gathering plenary. Like Walt Whitman, she believes that nothing is profane which can be spoken of with love in the presence of God. Invite her to visit your meeting; you will probably like her and learn something.

 

Also by Su Penn:

 


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Collaboration in Action

Religious Education 🔒

Christel Jorgenson, a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.), was the youth and education secretary for New England Yearly Meeting for a long spell, and now happily helps with family worship at her meeting. She spends winter months at Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City, Mexico, where she attends Mexico City Meeting.


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A Call for Courage in the Boardroom

Friends in Business. 🔒

Jane Mack is chief executive officer of Friends Services for the Aging. She has a master’s in organizational development and leadership and is a member of the Standards for Excellence Committee for the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Jane is a member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa.


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Let’s Grow Together: Interview with Cara Detwiler

Let’s Grow Together

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News November 2015

News of Friends 🔒

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Testimony: Quakerism and Theological Ethics

By Rachel Muers. SCM Press, 2015. 192 pages. $56/paperback or eBook. Testimony is an exploration of the source, character, and […]

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting of Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square, Pa., and has been involved in ecumenical work for Friends General Conference since 1990.


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